Paea (knee) told Cowboys coaches Wednesday he would retire from professional football, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Paea has been dealing with this nagging knee injury for weeks, but he only missed the Cowboys' past game against the Packers. With the injury apparently impacting Paea's desire to play, the veteran defensive tackle will call it quits after a solid seven-year career that also included stops in Chicago, Washington and Cleveland. David Irving, Maliek Collins and Brian Price are now the remaining defensive tackles on the Cowboys' roster.
Paea (knee) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Packers, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.
Paea didn't practice for the second consecutive week and won't attempt to play through the injury against the Packers. David Irving, who will make his season debut after completing a suspension, and former Packer Brian Price will likely be on tap for increased snaps in Paea's stead Sunday.
Paea (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Packers, Michael Cohen of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Paea did not practice for the second consecutive week, although he did still play 29 of 69 defensive snaps against the Rams last Sunday. Things reportedly aren't as optimistic for the veteran defensive tackle this week, but he is still likely to be a game-day decision.
Paea (knee) is active for Sunday's game against the Rams, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.
Paea played through his knee injury last week and is doing so once again. He isn't expected to be limited and should see his typical workload.
Paea (knee) is officially active for Monday night's game against the Cardinals, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.
Paea did not practice this week and was listed as questionable, but it appears the Cowboys were just being cautious. The veteran defensive tackle played 46 of 77 defensive snaps in Week 2 and is likely looking at a similar workload Monday.
Paea did not participate in Thursday's practice due to a knee injury, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports.
Paea's injury doesn't appear to be too serious, as it is a lingering problem that the team keeps a close eye on. It looks like the Cowboys are just taking precautionary measures with the defensive tackle and Paea likely won't miss any time as a result.
Paea (knee) started at defensive tackle during Saturday's preseason game against the Colts.
Paea played 12 defensive snaps and didn't record a tackle. The veteran had been dealing with a nagging knee injury, but could earn a starting role to open the regular season with Cedric Thornton still recovering from a hamstring issue.
Paea (knee) expects to play in Saturday's preseason tilt with the Colts, ESPN's Todd Archer reports.
Paea looks to be nearing a full return following a knee injury that has been plaguing him for months, assuming he avoids any setbacks.
Paea sat out Wednesday's OTAs due to a knee injury, Clarence Hill Jr. of the Fort Worth Star Telegram reports.
Paea signed with Dallas in the offseason and is expected to start at defensive tackle for the team. The extent of his knee issue isn't yet known, but the Cowboys haven't provided any indication that it's a serious concern.
Paea signed with the Cowboys on Friday, Rob Phillips of DallasCowboys.com reports. Terms were not disclosed.
He has experience with Rod Marinelli's defensive scheme from their time together in Chicago, and Paea will take Terrell McClain's spot in the Dallas defensive line rotation. The 28-year-old recorded 12 tackles and a half-sack in 13 games for the Browns in 2016.
Paea announced on his Twitter account Friday that he signed with the Browns.
Paea was recently cut by the Redskins Tuesday, but will now add solid depth to a injury-riddled defensive line in Cleveland. His most productive season was in Chicago in 2014, where he recorded 33 tackles and six sacks on the year.
Paea was cut by Washington on Tuesday, Mike Jones of the Washington Post reports.
Factoring in the 53-man roster deadline and Washington's deep front seven, this move becomes abundantly clear. Paea has shown some flashes of potential, however, and could land with another team prior to the start of the season.
The Redskins have agreed to a four-year deal with defensive tackle Stephen Paea, NFL.com reports.
Paea is slated to make more than $5 million per year as part of the deal. He said Monday he was set to join the Redskins after recording a career-high six sacks with the Bears in 2014.
Free agent defensive tackle Stephen Paea said he'll sign with the Redskins, reports NFL.com. Paea started 40 games for the Bears over the past four seasons and registered 31 quarterback hurries and six sacks last year.
The Redskins are "closing in" on a four-year deal with free agent defensive tackle Stephen Paea, who's spent his entire four-year career with the Bears, reports CSNChicago.com. Paea, 26, had six sacks, two forced fumbles and 33 tackles while playing in every game last season.
The Bears have ruled linebacker Lance Briggs (ribs) and defensive back Chris Conte (shoulder) out for Week 7 at home against Miami. Linebacker Jon Bostic, who is nursing a back injury, was the only player listed as questionable on the injury report for Chicago.
The following players have been ruled probable for Sunday: Tackle Jermon Bushrod (knee, ankle), safety Ahmad Dixon (hamstring), running back Matt Forte (not injury related), linebacker Shea McClellin (hand), cornerback Sherrick McManis (quadricep, knee), tackle Jordan Mills (foot), defensive tackle Stephen Paea (not injury related) and linebacker D.J. Williams (neck).
Bears cornerback Derrick Martin (hamstring), defensive tackle Stephen Paea (toe) and defensive tackle Jay Ratliff (groin) were all cleared to play Week 13 at Minnesota. All three players were questionable.
Bears DT Jay Ratliff, DT Stephen Paea and S Major Wright are questionable Week 13 against the Vikings.
Ratliff has not played all season due to a groin injury. Paea missed last week with a toe issue. Wright injured his hamstring during Friday's practice, and will be a game-time decision.
The Bears inactive list for Week 12 against the Rams features no surprises Sunday, as the team's key injured players had already been ruled out prior to kickoff.
Quarterback Jay Cutler (ankle) headlines the list, and is joined on the offensive side of the ball by tackles Jonathan Scott and James Browns. On defense, defensive end Cornelius Washington is a healthy scratch, while defensive linemen Jay Ratliff (groin) and Stephen Paea (toe), as well as linebacker Lance Briggs (shoulder) were all sidelined by injuries.
Bears DT Stephen Paea and DT Jay Ratliff are listed as out against the Rams Week 12.
Paea has been dealing with a toe injury, and has not been able to practice this week. Ratliff continues to be out due to a knee injury.